Take Shane's tips for the one important factor that will help you “lean into exercise" and focus on the first step to a healthier, fitter you.
Hitting a plateau is normal! Age, weight, length of time you've been overweight, and gender all influence the frequency and length of time a plateau can last.
Exercise may make dietiting easier. Now, this might sound intuitive: more exercise results in more weight loss, but the point is more about the mental link between taking positive action for your health and less about actual calories burned.